Myrtle Beach Dining: Fresh Catches in Southern Cuisine
Myrtle Beach cuisine may be flavored by the freshest catches from the sea, but its gastronomical heart lies deep in the culinary traditions of the Carolinas. This delightful melding of influences gives even the finickiest foodie a lot to be thankful for, with dining choices from succulent seafood to the choicest Southern delights. Like BBQ? Love soul food? You’ll find authentic southern dishes served alongside favorite crustacean delicacies and fine steaks.
With over 1,000 restaurants found on the Grand Strand alone, Myrtle Beach offers a choice in cuisine that’s sure to please your family’s palate. Here are some of the eateries Bluegreen fancies in and around Myrtle Beach. And don’t forget about our Harbour Lights week-long offer to begin your culinary adventure.
- Chestnut Hill – Located near Shore Crest Vacation Villas™ I & II, Chestnut Hill delivers an award-winning brunch. Voted “Best on the Beach” for over 20 years, this all-you-can-eat buffet offers an array of mouth-watering items. Indulge in your choice of cuisine including traditional breakfast items, roasted meats from a carving station, seafood selections and an extensive dessert display. And you won’t want to miss out on the champagne and mimosa specials.
- Bovine’s – This is your go-to place if you’re in the mood for fresh seafood or aged steaks grilled over mesquite and charcoal, or even hearty pizzas from a wood-fired brick oven. USA Today ranks Bovine’s among the “South’s Finest Restaurants.” It’s the one of three establishments on Marsh Walk that are considered fine-dining, Murrells Inlet-style—which is to say reserved but relaxed.
- Drunken Jack’s – How fresh is the seafood at Drunken Jack’s? Let’s just say you had a better day than your dinner choice did. And what could be a more authentic downhome food experience than dipping hushpuppies in honey butter?
- Captain Dave’s Dock Side – This is another fine-dining destination, respected for its cuisine and acknowledged by Travel Channel for “the best waterfront atmosphere.” Its outdoor alter ego, Bubba’s Love Shak, offers an entirely different vibe with a menu featuring “Bubbatizers” such as “Chillium’s Shuck & Suck” (oysters on the half shell) as well as oyster, creek shrimp and flounder po boy sandwiches and barbecued brisket dinners (or rather “Bubba Q Briskey”).
- Creek Ratz – This casual establishment serves sandwiches salads and seafood and is hit with families who love their kids’ play section. Let the little ones romp while you enjoy tasty food and drink, your choice of indoor or outdoor seating, and great live music.
- Wicked Tuna – This eatery specializes in sushi, spirits and an unbeatable view of the nearby marina and the spectacular marshlands beyond, especially at sunset.
- Liberty Tap Room & Grill – If you’re craving friendly service with a side of patriotic themes and décor, be sure to check out the Liberty Tap Room. This American hotspot is casual and affordable while keeping it low key with nachos, wings and burgers, along with handcrafted local micro brews during happy hour. A montage of the Statue of Liberty greets you upon entering this upbeat restaurant and there is also an outdoor patio area where you can kick back with plenty of food and drinks.
- House of Blues Myrtle Beach – This blues-themed eatery harkens back to the home of the blues with Delta-inspired cuisine. For a foodie who loves all things southern cooking, it’s the complete package. Dive into the sweet potato fries served alongside a barbecue beef sandwich or pulled pork po’ boy. Enjoy voodoo shrimp, crawfish etoufee or seafood jambalaya with your rosemary cornbread. And you’ll definitely want to quench your thirst with a tall and icy sweet tea or smooth craft beer.
- Sea Captain’s House – Operated by the same folks for over 40 years, specialties include local seafood and spectacular views. A must-try is the she-crab soup, but you’ll want to stay for the hush puppies and crab cakes. The locals have even voted the Sea Captain’s House the Best Seafood Restaurant in the area, and readers of Southern Living magazine have given them a Reader’s Choice Award for Best Seafood Restaurant in the South.
- River City Café – Many a hungry traveler has pulled into River City Café for great food served up with no hassles. It’s “All About the Burger” here at this popular Myrtle Beach restaurant is known for its bigger and better burgers—the kind so big and juicy that the goodness runs down your chin. Creations include the Peanut Butter Burger and Nacho Crunch Burger. Turkey, chicken and veggie burgers are also available. Order the Fried Green Bean Straws appetizer or try the Chef Salad with Avocado Ranch dressing.
- Peaches Corner – For more than 75 years, Peaches Corner has been a Myrtle Beach landmark where locals and tourists come to grab a burger in a casual atmosphere. The double patty Peaches cheeseburger started it all, and the bacon cheeseburger is a timeless classic cooked to order.
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Burger by Antonio Rubio CC-BY-2.0